Here's an idea for something to make with some of those sticks your kids collect and bring home! I don't know about you, but my home has quite a few sticks lying around. Rafael is very insistent about keeping the sticks he finds. I especially love the ones that look like a 'Y,' and this is the perfect project for 'Y' sticks. It's really great for honing a child's motor skills and creativity.
You'll need some 'Y' sticks, a pair of scissors, yarn or thread, and some nature finds like feathers and and flowers.
Begin by tying one end of the thread around one branch of your stick and making a knot. Cut off the excess thread.
Then weave the thread around the branches in an '8' formation until the woven thread has reached a height that you are pleased with.
Tie a knot to close the weave, and then repeat with as many 'Y' sticks as you want. I have a few of these standing in a vase on our dining room table and it's lovely.
Add feathers, flowers (fresh or dried), or anything else you can think of that might look pretty.
Have fun weaving!